Fire Extinguisher Use

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers

In case of small or contained fires (garbage can) you can attempt to put out the fire, if:

  • You have been trained in the use of portable fire extinguishers
  • You feel comfortable using a fire extinguisher
  • You assess that it is safe to attempt to extinguish the fire
  • There is a clear exit route behind you

If you have any doubt, evacuate, close the door and pull the fire alarm, as you exit the building. 

Portable fire extinguisher training is made available to fire evacuation personnel through EHRS.